Was over on Lucy’s blog the other day she was telling us about her lazy mornings with the children home on holidays, they get up and stay in their PJ’s having some quiet time in the mornings until 9.30 when it is the unofficial ‘open the front door’ time. This is when all the kids (and mums) in the neighbourhood come and go in each others homes, they play out on the road together (the kids that is, not the mums) and have a huge amount of fun. I remember this happening when I was a child, but I don’t see it anymore and this makes me feel a teenie weenie sad. The kids are inside playing on the computer, or watching tv etc. or worse still they don’t go out because it is dangerous because of the disrespectful minority. How I love the old ways of community and respect and caring for your neighbour and knowing that our kids can run free and come home full of the wonders of the day playing with friends and us as mums knowing that they are safe.
I feel that we are moving towards this again, the blogs I read are all so lovely and written by lovely people who ‘care’ I feel we are all becoming ‘more aware’ of wanting to get back to basics and be happy and safe and loved.
So I am sending out lots of love to you all and I thank you for sharing yourselves with me.